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Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by aarondhgraham, May 22, 2013.

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  1. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Member

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    I didn't want to hijack another man's thread,,,
    So I thought I would start another one.

    I have a friend who inherited a S&W Model 15 from her Father-in-law,,,
    It's a nickel plated commemorative for the Treasury Department,,,
    I made her a holster so she could wear it at the pistol range,,,
    This is my interpretation of a Tom Threepersons rig,,,
    Shown with Morgana, my Model 67.

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    Post some rigs you have made,,,
    I always like to see other people's work.

    Aarond

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  2. Certaindeaf

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    Very nice.
    I'll never forget my little brother and I out camping long ago (we were teenagers), me with my Hi-Power and some Safariland shoulder rig or something and him with his Ruger .22 heavy barrel with that huge undercut front sight.. and no holster. What a dummy.
    He realized his failing and cut the legs off of his blue jeans and somehow fashioned some sort of holster with that denim and some fishing line or something. Yep.. it was lame as all get out but at least he didn't have to carry it around in his hands. The "draw" was something to behold.
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Very nice.

    Craig,

    Throw a shot of your latest, another nice piece of work.
     
  5. bannockburn

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    aarondhgraham

    A very nice interpretation of the classic Tom Threepersons design.
     
  6. ASCTLC

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    I'll play :) I started making my own because I couldn't find one for my little Rossi .357 mag. And I can't afford an expensive "box-o-holsters" under my bed trying to find what fits me.

    The SmartCarry type was because I couldn't bring myself to spend the money on that if I didn't like it, so I sat down to play with an old piece of denim and material I had around. I like the deep concealed for the Kahr but now can't spend the money on a SmartCarry because what I have works perfectly fine :)

    That S&W 686 holster will get remade to the style of my shorter Rossi. Revos work better with one style and the semiautos with another style (as my G19 is).

    I use black belt loops to blend in with the belt, not for some fasion style of the holster.
     

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  7. Certaindeaf

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    The first and only holster I ever made was for a Browning Hi-Power. I was around eighteen years old. I sewed a piece of denim on the/to the inside of a pair of Levi's.. 4:00 carry or so and canted like I like. It worked great.
     
  8. aarondhgraham

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    Hello ASCTLC,,,

    Those are some very nice holsters my friend,,,
    I like the deep molding you did on them.

    I would love to see a picture of the denim holster being worn.

    Aarond

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  9. Certaindeaf

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    Invisible nothing to see. teehee
     
  10. aarondhgraham

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    This one helped a friend win a costume contest,,,

    I made this rig for a young lady who works at my favorite watering hole,,,
    Every year they have a costume contest and she wanted to go as Lara Croft,,,
    So we went online and found a pair of Airsoft replicas of the HK's she wore in the movies.

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    I had originally intended to make them cheap and dirty,,,
    But those plastic pistols looked so cool,,,
    I got a bit carried away.

    The belt and holsters are lined with pigskin,,,
    The buckle is an antique from around the late 1800's,,,
    And the dragon designs I appropriated from a tattoo design website.

    Basically it's a $400.00 dollar rig,,,
    For $40.00 of plastic pistols.

    She did take first place,,,
    So it was worth it.

    Post some more pics people,,,
    I really want to see more of your work.

    Aarond

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  11. Certaindeaf

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    Yea, put that on your verdant flanks and show it off.
     
  12. robowo

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    I started making holsters for Civil War re-enactors and have made my own ever since. I often want something very specific such as in the picture below.

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    * The scoped GP100, I wanted an open top holster for this one . It also has a 15 degree cant for cross draw.
    * The 4" GP100 is my main concealed carry gun and I wanted a high rise with a cant for carry at the 4 o'clock position.
    * For my Single Ten I wanted a old west style holster.
    * My wife wanted a simple range holster for her SP101 .22
    * I made the bandolier belt primarily for the scoped 6" GP100 as a hunting rig/range rig. There is 8" of adjustability in the length of the belt and the holster is attached with Chicago screws so it can be swapped out with the Single Ten holster for squirrel hunting.

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  13. ASCTLC

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    Thanks. Deep molding is the only retention method I use for IWB and OWB. Gun slides in with a snap in to position and just tight enough to retain should I fall half way down a mountain out here. The G19 is usually my everyday carry and the holster is starting to show a little wear after more than 3 years of use, and I carry every day. Pictures are showing it could use a little touch up.

    Those LC style holsters of yours are awesome!

    To see how the SmartCarry is worn/positioned go to their site and select "instructions" and "photos" http://smartcarry.com/

    A lot of mixed reviews on this but for me I call it dangerously comfortable. Not because of the perceived danger of barrel position but because it is a little slower to draw than simple IWB 3:30-4:00 position. The Kahr P9 is as big and thick as I can carry in it though, the G19 no way! I'm not fat but certainly not skinny (5'11" 180 lbs) so the G19 is just too much. I can sit in the car all day in perfect comfort with that holster or go to a meeting and no one is the wiser - which is the primary benefit of such a holster method.

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    Here's my latest holster,,,

    I made this for a young lady who I take shooting,,,
    She recently graduated from Oklahoma State University.

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    I also made a belt with her date of graduation stamped in the back,,,
    And a flap pouch for cartridges rather than cartridge loops.

    I made the patter for this Texas Jock Strap holster,,,
    From a picture in the book Packing Iron.

    I couldn't find a nice used revolver for a reasonable price,,,
    So I purchased a new Heritage revolver for her.

    Please don't rag me about the Heritage,,, :neener:
    It shoots to point of aim,,,
    And she loves it.

    Aarond

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    my first and only one to date!

    for my Uberti 1860... hope to do more, ive got along way to go to ever consider myself a proper "holster maker" but i loved doing it
    alot of great looking rigs in here
    Regards
    Gene

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  16. aarondhgraham

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    Hello ivankerley,,,

    I must disagree my friend,,,
    That Mexican Loop is very nice indeed.

    I especially like the pattern you tooled into the body of the holster.

    Nice work my friend,,,
    Please post more of your work.

    Aarond

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  17. back40

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    some fine looking leather in this thread! nice job fellas.
     
  18. ivankerley

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    thanks aarond! appreciate the kind words and encouragement
    Gene
     
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    Can plastic play? :)
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    Larry
     
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    I tried a couple of half flaps recently.
    3" K frame
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    And a 4" N frame
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  21. ivankerley

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    Bamabiker, wow those are beautiful, excellent carving!
    Gene
     
  22. v8stang289

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    Here are a couple of holsters I've made. Nowhere near as nice as the ones on here. 1st is for a friends SAA clone, 2nd is for my 8 3/8 model 29. How do you guys get the dye so uniform? It always seems streaky/blotchy for me when I try to dye a holster.

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  23. ivankerley

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    actually they look pretty good to me, what kinda leather and dye are you using?
    bring your stitch line in a smidge, and adding a welt helps keeps from undo strain on your stitches and looks more professional.
    Personally ive never had too much streaking, but i have had it on a few knife sheaths, its a pain, on those i just go with the flow and try for a more mottled/antique appearance, ive become good at covering my mistakes:D
    hard to diagnose the problem your having without being there if ya know what i mean
    Keep at it! your off to a solid start
    Gene
     
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    I'm using 7-9 oz vegetable tanned cow hide. For dye I have used Fiebing's and Tandy. Tandy dye seemed to cover more evenly with less blotching/streaking than the Fiebing's.
     
  25. DT Guy

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    An airbrush give more uniform coverage, in my (admittedly limited) experience dying leather.


    Larry
     
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